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Unable to Delete File


olyman

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I have a Comodo Back Up file which I have tried to delete.
It shows on my D disk where it indicates a 4Gb size. If I try to delete it I get a message that the file is no longer located in D and gives the size as 4Gb. I have searched but cant find the file anywhere else.
Right clicking the file shows the size as zero bytes.
I have dragged the file to the Recycle Bin and it now appears in both locations.
Apart from the irritation of a file being shown that seems not to be there my main concern is whether the ghost file is occupying 4Gb of unusable space on my secondary disk.
Any ideas?

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sunnystaines

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press F8 on reboot and try and delete in safe mode.

iobit 360 [FREE] has a tool to delete stubbon files called "unlock&delete"

click here

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olyman

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Thanks, but no joy.
Tried both approaches with the same result - can't find the file!
I thought of backing the disk up (without the offending file)and reformatting but that seems like a sledgehammer to crack a nut so I'll probably wait until I need the space, assuming that it is actually taking up 4Gb.

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sunnystaines

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have one last go with this free one

"unlocker ver 1.8.8"

click here

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olyman

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Thanks, that finally got rid of it, once I read the README!

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